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Stormers’ wings clipped

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 16 Mar 2009 at 06:16
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The Stormers are likely to be without injured wings Tonderai Chavhanga and Nick Koster when they set off on their Australasian tour next week.

Rugby 365 reports that both Chavhanga and Koster were injured within moments from each other during the Stormers’ 56-18 hammering of the Lions at Newlands on Saturday.

Koster was stretchered with a serious knee injury and Chavhanga, Koster’s replacement, left the field with a hamstring injury.

The pair will undergo scans on Sunday or Monday and the results will be made known then.

Coach Rassie Erasmus admitted the two might not make the trip.

At least Springbok Conrad Jantjes will return to the squad in time for the Australasian leg of their campaign – when they will face the Crusaders, Waratahs, Brumbies, Hurricanes and Highlanders.

Erasmus said the team’s setbacks in the past few weeks helped to galvanise the side’s resources after conceding two early tries to the Lions at Newlands on Saturday – before acing away in the second half.

The Stormers trailed 3-12 after 21 minutes.

“I was as shocked as any one else when the Lions scored those two tries,” said Erasmus.

“Then we also lost [Nick] Koster and I must say that we had experienced some hectic times in the past few weeks, and I feel that it stood us in good stead today.

“It was a major setback when we lost Koster.

“The team has learnt to cope with setbacks and these players really believed in themselves.”

Jean de Villiers, the Stormers’ captain, acknowledged that he missed a tackle which allowed the Lions in for their first try. However, he said that his side had managed to capitalise on the Lions’ mistakes.


  • So Schalk Ferreira is the back up hooker on tour now that Deon Fourie is injured.

    What is Rassie smoking??? Surely Shimange is a better option. :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.03.09 07:39:25 by wpw Reply
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  • Morning People!!!

    So….it was a weekend where all the Sh*t teams won their games…. :roll: :twisted:

    Seriously…I am still in schock, but “we get knock down, we get up again, you never gonna keep us down”!! :grin: (Not this year anyway!) :wink:

    I reckon the guys had one HUGE MF party the night before…or as my hubby suggested…maybe it was in in the tour-gameplan… :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ANY excuse would do!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.03.09 07:56:33 by Ice (B.A Fisherman) Reply
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  • @Ice (B.A Fisherman) (Comment 2) : Blessing in disguise… :wink:

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.03.09 08:03:46 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 3) :

    Charlie…I think I agree…better now than later..although it woudl have been nice to prove the Aussies wrong..

    You know what I found very strange..Adi not making lines straight, he is normally very good with that and then hitting the gaps…not only him – but Fransie as well – they all seemed to run for the corners fro some or other bizarre reason??!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.03.09 08:10:50 by Ice (B.A Fisherman) Reply
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  • @Ice (B.A Fisherman) (Comment 4) : A lot of hype was made about the Sharks 9,10 & 12 axis, and once they were not looking good it was going from bad to worse… :sad:

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.03.09 08:26:15 by Charlie Reply

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  • Why are we discussing the Sharks loss on a Stormers thread??? :evil:

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.03.09 08:33:33 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) :

    Yeah, might as well discuss real issues here…BTW…did not know the Stormers Owned the thread… :roll: :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.03.09 08:39:07 by Ice (B.A Fisherman) Reply
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  • @Ice (B.A Fisherman) (Comment 7) :

    :oops: :cry:

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.03.09 08:40:47 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : ‘Coz there are not to much to read about the Stormers victory over a hopeless Lions team… :roll: BTW, see now that Loffie lashed out about players not giving their all… :shock:

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.03.09 08:43:02 by Charlie Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : because it’s sharksworld :lol:

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.03.09 08:43:29 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ice (B.A Fisherman) (Comment 7) : anyway – well done to the stormers – looked good on saturday.
    i am still in a bit of a shock after saturday so difficult to think about anything else.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.03.09 08:46:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 11) : sorry – it was another reply to wpw comment :oops:

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.03.09 08:47:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • I hope the Stormers don’t read too much into this result. Of the 6 teams above them on the log they have played 3 of them and lost all three.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.03.09 10:33:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) : Jessie Boet, get a bit positive. I saw this one comeing and sure know the Stormers will build on this one. Schalk cant play 5 kak games in a row and when he and Jean shine, the Bokke shine, so it was overdue.

    I dont worry that much about the wings injuries because we do have Joe Pietersen also waiting for a proper change. He will even be better then Jantjes. BUT Fourie’s injury is huge. That vrekken laaitie played one moerse game of rugby.

    Totally forgot about Shimange, maybe he’ll get a change but neither he or Schalk Brits is my energade bunny.

    Well I can see our lot winning at least two on tour. Double points if they can beat the Canes/Tahs or Brumbies. The Saders dont look that strong at the moment.

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.03.09 12:22:07 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 14) : They were still working on Deons knee more than an hour after the game.He did not look happy.

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.03.09 13:57:37 by Claytie Reply
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  • @Claytie (Comment 15) : it’s a big blow

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.03.09 14:42:37 by robdylan Reply
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